I am 23 and a few months ago my doctor told me I have IBS. He didn't explain it but just gave me a prescription for Bentyl. I have read a little about IBS and I am not sure if the doctor is right. Alot of the times I have massive stomach cramps and feel like I have "D" but get to the bathroom and can't go. I don't really know what foods trigger it. My doctor just said "avoid fatty foods". I also have alot of flatulence (gas). Is that a common thing among IBS? I haven't noticed it as a sign. If not, maybe I need to go back to the doctor. The doctor ordered a referral to the Gastroenterologist (sp?) but I heard all kinds of crazy stories and got too scared to go. (My dad and other family members have colon cancer but people tell me that I am too young and that is probably not what I have.)Anyway, any comments or "words of wisdom" would be greatly appreciated.